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CHAD: Obstacles to getting peacekeepers on ground

As the United Nations Security Council prepares for discussions this week on sending peacekeepers to eastern Chad, aid agencies working there are pressing the humanitarian need for rapid deployment, but observers in New York say significant political and logistical obstacles remain to getting boots on the ground. Aid agencies have been complaining for months that frequent attacks on their staff and facilities in eastern Chad are making their work to help hundreds of thousands of refugees from Darfur and displaced Chadians impossible in some areas. Full Story

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